"This year, we just decided to give money to ourselves."
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"God, how earnest. Whales on recycled paper."
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"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."
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Line of children to see Santa Claus; Line of parents to use the ATM
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"Have you been a moral child?"
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"If they fit, we can return them."
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"You haven't enjoyed the Yule log till you've enjoyed it in high def."
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"We've decided to cut back and have Christmas every other year."
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"Not 'Miracle on 34th Street' again?"
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"I like the Easter Bunny - I find him less judgmental than Santa Claus."
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"The media says there's a war on Christmas, and St. Nick isn't in the business of losing wars."
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"Daddy made it a point not to wear gold cufflinks when he did his Christmas tips."
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"Anderson, my boy, if you truly believe that commercialism should be taken out of Christmas, perhaps you ought to consider whether you really belong in the department-store business."
"This structure will be torn down and replaced by a new 44-story cookie."
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"Wow! Gold, frankincense, myrrh—and a six-pack!"
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"For big, important things, it's the Met and the Modern, of course—but the Whitney is great for stocking-stuffers."
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"Wow! It's beginning to look a lot like Xmas."
The Great Santa Shoot-Out at the Mall
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"What happens under the mistletoe stays under the mistletoe."
"Any discount to the trade?"
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"The Crandalls wish us a Merry Christmas, and add that they're now worth over two million."
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Other Patron Saints of Christmas
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Sign on a liquor shop decorated for Christmas that reads "Give the gift of alcohol".
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"All I know is that some of the best Christmas presents I've ever gotten have come from secular humanists."
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Santa Claus waiting at an airport's baggage claim for his sack of presents.
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